Yes, it's the changeover to a new format.
First off, to our angel computer whiz, thank you, thank you. It went much more smoothly than if Charlie or I had attempted this ourselves. (Our whiz has asked to remain anonymous to you but I count the kindnesses of our readers among the blessings of this blog.)
Second, still a work in progress. Lists have to be cleaned up. There may be some font and color tweaks. We did choose to stay with Blogger because of its ease of use and protection of our content. (I understand the issues of the spam filter and I am going to do more in-depth research on how to avoid that issue.)
Third, you'll note the new calendar off to the right. It is going to be updated to include events outside of the district's calendar. We did put the Labels in a cloud at the bottom that can be scrolled. It's kind of big and messy looking but also kind of cool to see what are the big issues that we write about frequently.
Fourth, we have a quick link to e-mail Charlie and me for corrections, new thread requests and guest postings.
The one thing we didn't do was the comment thread following with Disqus as some of you had requested. (This would be where a chain of comments would follow one comments so you could track who comments on what.) The hesitation is because while Disqus is easy to install, it can have some issues (like eating up all old comments). I'm thinking of waiting to see if some bigger entity (like Google) buys them up. If you have any thoughts on this issue or experience, please let me know.
I find this a cleaner, lighter presentation and hope to have more content (updated links to documents, a SPS glossary, etc.). I hope you like it as well.
Last question; we're still thinking of changing the name. I do understand about branding, etc. but the "save" has always been problematic for me. What about: "Seattle Schools Today"?